Ruwaida K. A Level Media Studies tutor, GCSE Media Studies tutor, A L...

Ruwaida K.

£18 - £20 /hr

Studying: Media and Cultural Studies with Marketing and Advertising (Bachelors) - Lancaster University

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Hello all! My name is Ruwaida Khandker and I am a second year Media and Cultural Studies with Marketing student at Lancaster University. I am extremely passionate about the study of media and would therefore love to pass on my expertise to you! Having studied Media Studies since GCSE, I have really learned and developed my understanding of the subject - and realised what impresses examiners.  I also studied Sociology in A Level, achieving an A*, and also took it as a minor in my first year of university, achieving a First overall in my final exam. Sociology can be tough as you have to remember a multitude of studies and facts - but I have some great tips as to how you can do this successfullhy! During the session: I will begin the session by asking if you have any specific questions regarding the topics and we will answer those together. In the first session I will identify your weak points and the areas which need most help and I will then work accordingly. Each session, I will ask a few follow up questions about the previous session to keep your knowledge consistent. I will also share with you some great examples and case studies relating to Media Studies and Sociology, and study tips which will allow you to remember everything you learned well. Apart from the subjects: I have always been praised by my teachers/mentors on my essay writing and research skills, so I can also offer help on these. Regarding essays, I can provide tips on formatting, grammar and keeping your work succinct and relevant. As for research, I can provide help on how to conduct successful research which can be widely applicable to your subjects (hint: outside reading and extra research is always a hit with teachers and examiners!) Last but not least, I can always offer a smile and a friendly face. I promise to be a highly determined tutor who will ensure your every success and help with any questions you have. Hope to see you soon! :-) 

Hello all! My name is Ruwaida Khandker and I am a second year Media and Cultural Studies with Marketing student at Lancaster University. I am extremely passionate about the study of media and would therefore love to pass on my expertise to you! Having studied Media Studies since GCSE, I have really learned and developed my understanding of the subject - and realised what impresses examiners.  I also studied Sociology in A Level, achieving an A*, and also took it as a minor in my first year of university, achieving a First overall in my final exam. Sociology can be tough as you have to remember a multitude of studies and facts - but I have some great tips as to how you can do this successfullhy! During the session: I will begin the session by asking if you have any specific questions regarding the topics and we will answer those together. In the first session I will identify your weak points and the areas which need most help and I will then work accordingly. Each session, I will ask a few follow up questions about the previous session to keep your knowledge consistent. I will also share with you some great examples and case studies relating to Media Studies and Sociology, and study tips which will allow you to remember everything you learned well. Apart from the subjects: I have always been praised by my teachers/mentors on my essay writing and research skills, so I can also offer help on these. Regarding essays, I can provide tips on formatting, grammar and keeping your work succinct and relevant. As for research, I can provide help on how to conduct successful research which can be widely applicable to your subjects (hint: outside reading and extra research is always a hit with teachers and examiners!) Last but not least, I can always offer a smile and a friendly face. I promise to be a highly determined tutor who will ensure your every success and help with any questions you have. Hope to see you soon! :-) 

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Janeth (Parent)

October 11 2017

nice, friendly

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Michelle (Parent)

March 28 2017

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Michelle (Parent)

February 22 2017

thank you for all your help

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Charlotte (Student)

December 5 2016

Ruwaida is so helpful, she has so much subject knowledge and is really understanding when decoding the jargon which is in most academic. I would defiantly recommend :)

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
SociologyA-level (A2)A*
Media StudiesA-level (A2)A
English LanguageA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
Media StudiesA Level£20 /hr
SociologyA Level£20 /hr
EnglishGCSE£18 /hr
Media StudiesGCSE£18 /hr
SociologyGCSE£18 /hr

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What is Levi Strauss' Theory of Binary Opposites?

Levi Strauss, a French anthropologist in the 1900s, proposed a theory of 'binary opposites' which entails that the majority of narratives in media forms such as books and film contain opposing main characters.These binary opposites help to thicken the plot and further the narrative; and introduce contrast. For example, in a superhero film this could be good vs. evil, in a horror film this could be human vs. supernatural, and in a comedy this could be young vs. old. A problem with binary opposites is that they may oftentime perpetuate negative stereotypes. For example, if the binary opposite was man vs. woman, according to gender stereotypes, the man may be portrayed to be 'strong' whereas the woman is the 'damsel in distress'. It is important to see how these stereotyes have changed in media forms over time. Also, in more recent years, binary opposites are not so clear cut - they can be complex and there may be multiple binary opposites between two characters. For example in Harry Potter, Harry Potter vs. Voldemort may be seen as good vs. evil, also young vs. old, but also innocent vs. corrupt or normal vs. deformed. Therefore, it is important to note as many binary opposites as possible when analysing media forms to give your analyses depth and broadness. 

Levi Strauss, a French anthropologist in the 1900s, proposed a theory of 'binary opposites' which entails that the majority of narratives in media forms such as books and film contain opposing main characters.These binary opposites help to thicken the plot and further the narrative; and introduce contrast. For example, in a superhero film this could be good vs. evil, in a horror film this could be human vs. supernatural, and in a comedy this could be young vs. old. A problem with binary opposites is that they may oftentime perpetuate negative stereotypes. For example, if the binary opposite was man vs. woman, according to gender stereotypes, the man may be portrayed to be 'strong' whereas the woman is the 'damsel in distress'. It is important to see how these stereotyes have changed in media forms over time. Also, in more recent years, binary opposites are not so clear cut - they can be complex and there may be multiple binary opposites between two characters. For example in Harry Potter, Harry Potter vs. Voldemort may be seen as good vs. evil, also young vs. old, but also innocent vs. corrupt or normal vs. deformed. Therefore, it is important to note as many binary opposites as possible when analysing media forms to give your analyses depth and broadness. 

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